Australia might be a big country, but it doesn’t take a big budget or an epic time frame to see it. These two-week itineraries showcase the very best Australia has to offer, from its incredible coastlines and coolest cities, to mouth-watering food and wine and one-of-a-kind wildlife. Log your Qantas bookings to Australia, and YOU could be jetting off to enjoy one of these two-week itineraries for The Ultimate Aussie Adventure.


SYDNEY, ROCK & REEF:

Sydney, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef

This is the true Aussie triathlon, combining the country’s three biggest attractions in one unbeatable itinerary. Sydney has heritage walks around the Rocks, live performances at the Sydney Opera House and handsome, historic buildings – you can even try the famous Sydney Bridge Climb, if you dare! Then a Qantas hop takes you to the Red Centre to understand the importance of Uluru to local Aboriginal culture, with the Field of Light art installation providing further wow factor. Last but not least comes Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, where the snorkelling is matched only by the laidback beach vibe.

RELAX & REJUVENATE:

Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney

Australia’s urban centres are known for being some of the most liveable in the world, which makes them the perfect place to combine city sightseeing with de-stressing. Start off in the laneways of Melbourne for some of the best artisan coffee around, or get an aerial view over the city from the top of the Eureka Skydeck. Then head to Sydney for a helicopter tour over the most famous harbour in the world – and plenty more sightseeing besides – and follow it up with some downtime on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and a chance to see Brisbane in all its glory from the top of the Story Bridge.

CITY SLICKING & COASTAL LIVING:

Sydney and Melbourne

Sydney and Melbourne can be both city break and beach holiday destination – or both in one. Make yourself at home in Melbourne with a wander through its urban-chic laneways or a swim at St Kilda beach, then kick back with a wine-tasting tour of the Yarra Valley, and a day at the natural hot springs nearby. Next up it’s Sydney, where you can get a view on city life with a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by a much more relaxing sunset dinner cruise through the harbour, or a pleasant coastal stroll on the Bondi to Coogee clifftop walk.

THE AUSTRALIAN GREATS:

Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island and Sydney

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s greatest drives for good reason, combining rugged scenery and well-known landmarks such as the 12 Apostles, with several chances to spot your favourite Aussie creatures, from kangaroos and koalas to emus and echidnas. South Australia’s Kangaroo Island provides easy access to even more wildlife – particularly on an action-packed 4×4 tour – with seals and other sea life along the coast, and brooding, magnificent rock formations on land. Even in Sydney, wild encounters are possible in its national parks, or you can swap animal sightings for city sightseeing at the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

WILD WEST & RED CENTRE:

Perth, Ningaloo Reef & Uluru

Fly direct with Qantas from London to Perth and arrive ready to embark on a wild adventure through Western Australia, starting with city sightseeing in Perth or neighbouring Fremantle. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the innovative foodie scene in this buzzing city, making the most of produce from nearby Margaret River. Next, it’s a short hop up to Exmouth for a day spent snorkelling with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef and exploring the wildlife along the west coast, before moving on to the red centre for an unforgettable helicopter flight over Uluru.

CITIES & NATURE:

Sydney, Tasmania & Melbourne

Pair Australia’s most iconic cities with its most untouched wilderness. Start off in Sydney with a romantic evening on a Sydney Harbour sunset dinner cruise, or tap into your daredevil side with a Sydney Bridge Climb adventure. Then make the short hop across the Bass Strait to Tasmania, to explore pristine national parks, see the famous Tasmanian devil, and delve into the fascinating history of Hobart and Port Arthur. Don’t miss a tour around neighbouring Bruny Island, before you make it back to the mainland for a few nights in stress-free city Melbourne, and a wine-tasting tour to the beautiful Yarra Valley.